Fake News for the Week Ending January 3, 2020

Happy New Year! Here's all the new fake news for the start of the new year: Chief Justice John Roberts, in his annual year-end address, warns about the dangers of fake news: "In our age, when social media can instantly spread rumor and false information on a grand scale, the public’s need to understand our … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending January 3, 2020

Fake News for the Week Ending September 13, 2019

Here's this week's fake news stories: The BBC reports on how YouTube runs ads for major brands alongside videos touting fake medical news. They found more than 80 videos containing health misinformation, primarily fake cancer cures. Ten of these fake news videos had more than a million views apiece. Read more here. Also from the … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending September 13, 2019

Fake News for the Week Ending July 5, 2019

Happy Independence Day, everybody! Here's the fake news this week: It's starting. We're barely into the 2020 presidential campaign and already the fake garbage is flying. This week it was reported that Patrick Mauldin, a Trump campaign operative, has created a fake Joe Biden website (www.JoeBiden.info) that contains fairly negative coverage of the Democratic presidential … Continue reading Fake News for the Week Ending July 5, 2019